I remember hearing things on records and thinking to myself I’d a) maybe never be able to play it and b) had no real way of even starting to understand where a phrase was coming from rhythmically. One of the most common metric modulation type rhythmic phrases I came across (and finally cracked the code to understanding it!) was four note cells grouped in triplet phrases. It even sounds complicated to write or read about, but it’s actually pretty simple and incredibly effective. Check out this video and don’t forget to download the sheet music below that accompanies the lesson.This content is for members only.
More tips not just on practicing on the road (which is where I am right now) but on practicing in general. I’ve started to create backing tracks for you guys to download and jam along to, and this is the first in a series of lessons that features a track you can use in your own practice routine.This content is for members only.
The biggest issue i’ve faced in bass playing in my career has been how to practice effectively whilst being on the road. I’m in Monte Carlo this week and have been working on some solutions of how to manage my practice time effectively.This content is for members only.
The conditions here in Miami couldn’t be more drastically different in terms of humidity from the desert last week! And in response to a question in the comments section below a chord inversion lesson this lesson, and the next one I’ll post are all about chord inversions with the 7th in the root. Lots of great material to be had from this simple concept!This content is for members only.
Hello gang! This week I’m coming to you from the dry heat of the California desert out in Rancho Mirage. I got some down time to practice in the hotel room and shoot this video for you taking a look at a bunch of different things. This video includes looking at how a change in climate effects your playing (such as a the super dry air of the desert where I am right now) and also about how to create melodic ideas using a simple minor pentatonic scale.This content is for members only.
Greeting from Tokyo for this first in a series of “Lessons from the road”. I’ve finally found a setup that I’m really comfortable practicing with on the road and it also doubles as a setup I can use to record video lessons for your guys. Enjoy the video, and I look forward to bringing you more of these from all over the world!This content is for members only.